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Duck 191

Duck 191
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Item number - 191jddhd

Item description - Duck 191

Date of release - Friday, February 19th, 2010

Name - Anonymous

Reason for release -

A year ago I came across a duck struggling in the middle of a busy street. It had been hit by a car. Eventually, with the help of a friend, I placed the duck in a box and drove it to the Audubon Society. After examining the duck and assuring me they would work on getting it healthy again, the vets gave me this card. They said if I wanted to, I could call every day to see how duck (191 - lesser scaup) was doing. The next day I called and the duck's health had improved slightly. I called the day after and the duck had stood to eat. I assumed the duck had been saved, so I didn't call the next day, and instead I went on a little trip to Seattle to see my sister. At dinner, someone ordered an appetizer that happened to consist of roasted duck. Knowing duck 191 was still healing, I took no more than one bite.  The next day I called and was told that duck 191 had died in the night. Though it was subtle, I was convinced, and still am a bit, that the one bite of duck I took that night led to the death of duck 191. I often feel responsible for things that are out of my control. I'd like to give my guilty conscience a rest.

Method of release - SRS released the memory of duck 191 by performing a ritualistic "taking flight" spirit dance.

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One Response to “Duck 191”

  1. Dang it, I just put on my make-up this morning, read this, now I’m crying it off.

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